Do you ever feel glad when ‘they’ are gone? Whoever ‘they’ are for you: whether it’s work, family, church friends or visitors, we should be able to be happy with our own company.
If we cannot be happy with our own company, there is something wrong, something incomplete. I don’t mean we should want solitude all the time, but there must be a time when you can be happy to be alone with your thoughts and feelings.
If you are busy and life too stressful, make a point of looking for quiet moments. They will be there somewhere! And when you find them, make the most of these moments by quietly reflecting, taking deep breaths and letting calmness take hold of you.
‘Be careful, keep calm and don’t be afraid.’ Isaiah 7:4 NIV
If we carefully consider our moments in life, there will be seconds, minutes, and even hours where we can gather our strength.
Perhaps this word doesn’t apply to you? You have too many long, lonely hours where you long for some company. Well, for you it’s a case that you need to savour the moments when life brings others around you. Enjoy each moment while you have them, and then when they’re gone, instead of pining for them to return, reflect on each God-given moment and be thankful for these small mercies.
Whichever situation you find yourself in, whether too busy or too lonely, find the moment and let your heart be glad in Him. For He has promised:
“I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.” Hebrews 13:5 NLT
When all the family are gone, we can be glad that He remains in our heart's quietness, and we are complete in Him.